Friday, April 22, 2011

Bio-engineering: What's Next?!

This blog showcases undeniably attention grabbing photographs pertaining to Paul Root Wolpe's speech entitled "It's time to question bio-engineering". Although the speech is a tad on the long side (approx 20 minutes), I found it to be an incredibly interesting presentation. Wolpe opens by explaining his topic is about "intentionally designing and altering the physiological forms that inhabit our planet."

Please note the following pictures are real and taken directly from Wolpe's presentation.

A bioluminescent gene (taken from deep sea jellyfish) has been put into mammal cells. This lead to putting it into organisms such as mice, puppies and monkeys. It is only a matter of time before humans will be able to glow in the dark...

He also touches on animal hybrids we are already aware of (like the ones below) and what is to come!
Zorse (Zebra+Horse)

Liger (Lion+Tiger)

Below are a couple examples of "Bugbots". These flies, cockroaches and moths are wired and can be navigated throughout labs much like a remote control car, airplane or robot. Thus stripping them of their autonomy. Also, "Bugbots" are only the beginning...

In additon, if you find this image to be as repulsive yet terrible intriguing as I do, then I advise you watch the video to feed your curiosity.

I have briefly touched on some of the highlights of this alarming speech. To take the images showcased to a whole new level watch the clip below and learn about what is next for intentional design with respect to human beings!

And thank you Sarah Jane for sending my this video!


  1. WOW that is crazy!I was especially interested in the zorse and the liger, I have never see anything like them before. The glowing in the dark is also very fascinating. Kind of creepy, but fascinating nonetheless.

  2. And these are just what they will show us! What else have they developed we do not know about??

  3. I'd volunteer to be the first glowing human.



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